SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 28: (L-R) Josh Hamilton #32 and Ian Kinsler #5 of the Texas Rangers look on after the end of the top of the sixth inning while taking on the San Francisco Giants in Game Two of the 2010 MLB World Series at AT&T Park on October 28, 2010 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
After the Texas Rangers dismissed hitting coach Thad Bosley on Wednesday afternoon, it was pretty clear it wasn't done because of on-field production and performance as the Rangers are near the top of the league in many hitting categories.
Since then, things haven't been that great as the Rangers went to Minnesota, the Rangers' personal hell, for a four-game set and dropped three of them.
That series concluded on Sunday with a pitching gem turned in by Minnesota's Francisco Liriano who carried a perfect game into the seventh inning and a no-hitter into the eighth before Adrian Beltre touched him up for the first time with a double.
The Rangers finished with two hits on Sunday after just five on Saturday and looked relatively lost at the plate all weekend.
Granted, it's just one weekend and it might have nothing to do with new hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh taking over. We'll wait a while before we judge him, but his tenure didn't get off to the best of starts.